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Ancho Chili-Spiced Tilapia

 Ancho Chili-Spiced Tilapia
I love a little spice in my life, and with this dish, that’s exactly what you get! A few pantry staples and 20 minutes are all you need for this light, flaky tilapia. —Jennifer Schaub, Chandler, AZ
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ancho chili pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 tilapia fillets (4 to 5 ounces each)
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat chipotle mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano


  • Combine the first six ingredients; sprinkle over fillets. Cook
  • fillets in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over
  • medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes
  • easily with a fork.
  • Meanwhile, combine the mayonnaise, lime juice and oregano in a small
  • bowl. Serve with fillets.
  • Yield: 4 servings.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.